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Abraham Lincoln’s Wisdom Applied To ObamaCare

March 9, 2010

Thought I’d add my own wrinkle to the excellent thought shared by Vocal Minority:

Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has, if you called the tail a leg? When the audience said “five,” Lincoln corrected them, saying that the answer was four. “The fact that you call a tail a leg does not make it a leg.”

That same principle applies today. The fact that politicians call something a “stimulus” does not make it a stimulus. The fact that they call something a “jobs bill” does not mean there will be more jobs.

Thomas Sowell

The same thing applies to “health care reform” under the Democrats.

“Health care reform” is neither about health care or reform.  It’s about power and control, and whether the government or the people should have it.

Even Obama acknowledges that ObamaCare is much more about “Obama” than it is “care”:

“To maintain a strong presidency, we need to pass the bill,” Obama told the liberals

You can call this monstrosity whatever you want: You can call it the “Fatal Attraction bill” in honor of how many times you think you’ve finally killed it, only to see it come screaming back at you again; or the “Fiscal Nightmare Plan” in honor of how many blatant accounting shenanigans the bill has to make it seem like it somehow isn’t a black hole of boondoggles; or  even the “Arrogance of Power Power-grab bill,” in honor of Joe Biden’s previous remarks on the reconciliation strategy that would force it’s passage.  But it certainly isn’t “health care reform.”  Any more than a tail is a leg.

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